Refreshing keys

John Clizbe John at
Tue Jul 2 19:16:38 CEST 2013

Werewolf wrote:
> Is there an option that when refreshing the keys, or batch command that
> will download the keys needed to verify sigs of the keys on public key
> ring?

No, but it may be scripted. Example pulled from list archive:

    gpg --check-sigs| grep "User ID not found"|cut -b 14-21| sort -u| \
	xargs gpg --recv-keys

It may take several runs to get a complete closure of all available signing keys.

Backup pubring.gpg first. You may not wish to keep all those extra keys

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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